The Royal Enfield Himalayan Sleet has been launched in India for a price starting from Rs. 2,12,666 /- (On-road, Chennai). This is a approximately Rs. 28,000/- more than the standard model. The bike will be available for booking exclusively through the manufacturer’s recently opened mini-website.
Royal Enfield Himalyan Sleet – Why the premium?
The Royal Enfield Himalyan Sleet comes in a beautiful snow camouflage colour scheme but for a Rs. 28k extra, you’d expect whole lot more. Thus, Royal Enfield is providing the Explorer kit as standard, meaning, everything you see on the above picture will come pre-fitted. These include two water resistant aluminium panniers with 26 liter capacity each, black powder coat finished engine guard, as well as pannier brakets for extra grip. Offroading capability is improved with the use of aluminium handlebars with crossbars for extra strength and bar-end end weights.
Royal Enfield will only make 500 units of the Himalayan Slate, so it is exclusive as well.
Royal Enfield Himalyan Sleet- What’s unchanged?
The general design of the bike is unchanged and so are its specifications.The bike is powered by a single cylinder 411 cc SOHC Fi mill producing 24.5 bhp of power at 6,500 rpm, and 32 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission.
Suspension duties are carried out by telescopic front forks and rear monoshock and disc brake is provided at both front and rear.
Royal Enfield Himalyan Sleet – How to buy?
As I said, the entire booking process is online and is similar to the ‘flash sale’ strategy employed by popular mobile brands. The official bookings (for an amount of Rs. 5000/-) will only start on January 30th, 2018. However, prior to this, you’ll have to register on the brand’s exclusive webpage royalenfield.com/himalayansleet and receive a unique token code. This code will entitle you to participate on the sale which is scheduled for the end of this month.
The units will be sold in a first come-first-serve-basis.